International Pet Conference in Budapest
The Vafo team with Pavel Bouska (4th from left) at the International Pet Conference in Budapest.
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Vafo Praha

The spirit of a pure family company

Pavel Bouska, CEO of the Czech pet food manufacturer Vafo Praha, was presented with the PET Personality of the Year award at the International Pet Conference in Budapest.
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Established in 1994, Vafo Praha has been on a growth curve for a number of years now. The family firm, which has its headquarters in Chráštány close to Prague, employs around 220 people and operates four pet food plants for dry and wet food in the Czech Republic. 
The company's product portfolio comprises pet food products for dogs, cats and rodents. Brit is Vafo's flagship brand, which has steadily increased its market share in many EU countries and Scandinavia, but Vafo's portfolio also includes brands like Brit Care, Carnilove, Petit, Lets Bite, Brit Animals, Profine and Sams Field. The company also produces private labels for many European pet supplies retailers in different categories. 
All products are distributed from the new central warehouse located in Rudna u Prahy, which has a capacity of more than 51 000 pallet spaces. With a tonnage volume of over 92 000 t and revenues exceeding 141 mio euros in 2017, Vafo Praha has continued to strengthen its market position in the international pet food business. The company exports its products to nearly 70 countries across four continents. In order to continue its impressive growth pattern, the company recently acquired shares in the two pet food manufacturers Prima Pet Premium in Finland and Allco Heimtierbedarf in Germany.
"It is thanks to the tireless dedication and imagination of Pavel Bouska, son of the company's founder Frantisek Bouska, that Vafo Praha has developed in the space of a few years from a small pet food producer into a leading international manufacturer of premium pet food," stressed PET worldwide editor-in-chief Ralf Majer-Abele during the award presentation. The resounding applause in the auditorium following the announcement of the winner demonstrated that the decision to give Pavel Bouska the PET Personality of the Year award met with much approval.
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